Dentures, removable prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth and their surrounding tissue, are meticulously crafted to closely mimic your natural teeth, enhancing your smile.

There are two primary categories of dentures – complete and partial dentures. Complete dentures come into play when all your natural teeth are absent, while partial dentures fill the gaps created by missing teeth while also preventing adjacent teeth from shifting.

Complete dentures can be of two types – “conventional” and “immediate.” Conventional dentures are fashioned after tooth removal and subsequent gum tissue healing, typically taking four to six weeks. During this period, patients go without teeth. Immediate dentures, on the other hand, are prepared in advance and placed immediately after tooth extraction, sparing patients the inconvenience of being without teeth during the healing phase. Adjustments are made to the prosthetic once the tissues have fully settled. Given our focus on aesthetic dentistry and the availability of advanced technologies, immediate dentures are our preferred choice.

Dental prosthetics are exceptionally durable and have a long lifespan. However, like our natural teeth, they may require periodic adjustments or repairs due to normal wear and tear.

Benefits of Dentures:

  • Enhancement of your smile and facial profile
  • Improvements in chewing, speech and digestion

Understanding the Denture Process

Obtaining dentures is a multi-step journey. The process commences with the creation of precise master impressions of your mouth, forming the basis for your custom denture. To ensure the ideal shape, color and fit, several “try-in” appointments might be necessary. In the final appointment, Dr. Jai V. Patel, DDS or Dr. Rahil H. Patel, DDS will carefully adjust and position the completed denture, guaranteeing a natural and comfortable fit.

Initially, it is typical to experience increased salivary flow, mild soreness and potential challenges with speech and chewing. As your muscles and tissues gradually adapt to the new prosthetic, these initial discomforts will naturally diminish. Upon insertion of your dental prosthetic, our dentist and team will give you detailed care instructions and schedule necessary follow up visits to ensure the maximum life of your new prosthetic.

Give Sugar Land Dental Associates a call at 281-207-4161 to schedule a consultation for dentures in Sugar Land, Texas.